Beyoncé, "I Miss You" (2011)
"Jay had a CD playing in the car one Sunday when we were driving to Brooklyn," Beyoncé recalled during an interview with Complex. That was her first encounter with Ocean's music. "I noticed his tone, his arrangements, and his storytelling," she said. "I immediately reached out to him – literally the next morning. I asked him to fly to New York and work on my record." She recorded Ocean's track "I Miss You" for her 4 album. If you think the track's minimal throb anticipates the Channel Orange track "Thinkin Bout You," you're right – Ocean co-wrote both songs with Shea Taylor.